Explore Graduate Programs

Pursue a master's degree or doctorate with the physics and astronomy department.

All graduate students must chose one of five specializations:

  • Physics (includes quantum optics, isotope science, complexity science, general relativity, and environmental physics)
  • Astrophysics
  • MR imaging
  • Space physics
  • Radiation oncology physics

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Master's (MSc) thesis-based

This is a full-time degree with an expected completion time of two years, typically requiring a bachelor's degree in the same or a closely related discipline.

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Master's (MSc) course-based

This program may be done part-time or full-time. We encourage professionals to consider completing the program as a part-time, professional development student.

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Doctoral (PhD) thesis-based

This is a full-time degree with an expected completion time of four years, typically requiring a master's degree in the same or a closely related discipline.

All graduate students are expected to perform independent research as a core part of their degree requirements. To find out more about ongoing departmental research, please visit our research page